Here’s Why You May Want to Limit Your TV Time to 2 Hours a Day

Social distancing and business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic have made it more difficult for people to remain physically active. Having a healthy lifestyle is more important now than ever. New research suggests that one way to prevent poor health is to reduce our time watching TV. Watching less TV leaves more time to be…

The Mediation App Industry Grows; Snapchat Joins the Bunch

If there’s ever been a moment—at least in this lifetime—when we’ve needed the stress-reducing benefits of meditation, it’s during a global pandemic. Research published in April in the America’s State of Mind Report detailed the toll that COVID-19 has taken on the country’s mental health. According to the report, by mid-March, more than 75 percent of all…

Researchers ID 6 COVID-19 Symptom Sets

COVID-19 presents differently in people. Some experience mild or no symptoms, while others may require hospitalization and oxygen support. Researchers in London were able to identify which COVID-19 symptom clusters tend to be more severe and require respiratory support. Cough, fever, and changes in smell were the most frequently reported symptoms, followed by headaches, muscle…

Coronavirus Outbreak: Daily Updates

The outbreak, initially identified in China, is continuing to grow. The disease is called COVID-19. It’s caused by an infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which is one of multiple coronaviruses that can be transmitted to humans. Other examples of coronaviruses include SARS, MERS, and even the common cold. COVID-19 cases Globally, there have been more…

‘Doomscrolling’ During COVID-19: What It Does to You and How You Can Avoid It

An increasing number of people are “doomscrolling” as they seek information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say the obsessive searching for information can have numerous mental health effects, including an increase of stress. They add that staying informed and making connections while scrolling can be a benefit. Experts recommend that people limit their doomscrolling by…

Back on the Front Line: Some Doctors Face COVID-19 a Second Time

During the first COVID-19 peak in April, many healthcare providers traveled to New York City to help. Now some of these providers are seeing a second COVID-19 peak back home. We talked to physicians about the strain of going through two COVID-19 peaks and what they learned in New York. When the first COVID-19 wave…